Imran Khan vows to take authorized motion in opposition to policemen concerned in raid on his Lahore residence5 min read
Imran Khan’s supporters managed to take management of his residence late Saturday night time when the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman returned from Islamabad after attending the listening to within the Toshakhana case.
By Press Trust of India: Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Imran Khan on Sunday vowed to take authorized motion in opposition to “every single officer” concerned in a raid on his Zaman Park residence right here and the brutal beating of his celebration staff through the search operation.
While Khan was in Islamabad to mark his presence at a courtroom on Saturday, over 10,000 armed Punjab police personnel launched a serious operation at his Zaman Park residence and arrested dozens of his supporters. Police claimed to have seized weapons and petrol bombs from Khan’s home.
Khan’s supporters managed to take management of his residence late Saturday night time when the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman returned from Islamabad after attending the listening to within the Toshakhana case.
Addressing the nation, Khan on Sunday stated he would take authorized motion in opposition to Punjab police, together with “every single officer” who participated within the “attack” on his residence.
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Heavy equipment was utilized by the Punjab police to interrupt into Khan’s residence. Khan’s spouse – Bushra Bibi – was current in the home through the police raid.
“I want to ask everyone, police, army officers, the judges of this country and the people (about) the respect of chadar & char diwari (veil and walls) in Islam,” the 70-year-old former prime minister stated whereas speaking in regards to the raid on his home.
Khan stated he needed to handle the nation final night time however couldn’t as he was offended. “And a person should not talk when he is angry.”
He accused the Punjab IG of violating the orders of the Lahore High Court (LHC), saying he had referred to an anti-terrorism courtroom for acquiring a search warrant even when a excessive courtroom choose had already laid out the process for conducting a search at his home.
He stated that his celebration would provoke contempt proceedings within the courtroom and in addition take authorized motion in opposition to Punjab’s caretaker Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi.
Later, Senior PTI chief Fawad Chaudhry stated that the celebration had despatched a letter to the Punjab chief secretary requesting a case be registered in opposition to PML-N chief organiser Maryam Nawaz, Naqvi, Punjab Inspector General of Police Dr Usman Anwar, Lahore Capital City Police Officer Bilal Siddique Kamyana and 18 different cops for the “attack and robbery at Zaman Park”.
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Chaudhry stated the PTI had requested a judicial fee as nicely on the Zaman Park operations and the loss of life of celebration employee Ali Bilal.
Khan earlier questioned the authorities underneath which regulation they broke the gate, pull down timber and barged into the home. He stated a lot worse, police raided his home after he left to current himself earlier than the Islamabad courtroom.
“Bushra bibi, a totally private non-political person, was alone in the house. This is a total violation of the Islamic principle of sanctity of chadar & char diwari [veil and walls],” Khan said in a series of tweets.
He said that the contempt issue, violation of the sanctity of the home and the violence against his workers and domestic staff will be raised in court.
During the address, Khan announced that the party would stage a power show at Minar-i-Pakistan — the same venue where he launched his campaign for the 2013 elections — on Wednesday. He added that it would be a “referendum” on where the nation stood.
Meanwhile, Lahore Police on Sunday booked Khan and over 1,000 PTI workers under terrorism charges in two cases. The number of cases against Khan has climbed up to 97.
Police claimed to have recovered rifles, Kalashnikovs, bullets, marbles and petrol bombs from his house during the search operation.
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Police had also removed all the space encroached in Zaman Park for the last several months and also destroyed the “bunkers” made to attack the law enforcement agencies.
Meanwhile, Interior Minister Rana Sanuallah said the government would consult its legal team to assess whether a process could be initiated to ban Khan’s party.
“Terrorists had been hiding in Zaman Park. Weapons, petrol bombs and so on have been recovered from the residence of Imran Khan which is sufficient proof to file a reference in opposition to the PTI for being a militant group,” Sanaullah stated.
Regarding the federal government’s plan to provoke the method to declare the PTI a proscribed outfit, the minister stated: “Primarily it is a judicial process to declare any party proscribe. However, we will consult our legal team on the issue.”
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif appeared to agree with the assertion by his niece PMN-L Senior Vice President Maryam Nawaz that Khan’s party is a “militant organisation”.
“If anybody had any doubt, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Niazi’s antics of the previous couple of days laid naked his fascist and militant tendencies,” Sharif said, adding that Khan has “taken a leaf out of the RSS guide”.
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Police on Sunday obtained one-day bodily remand of over 100 PTI activists arrested throughout Saturday’s operation.
As Punjab police has fully withdrawn safety from the PTI chief, the Gilgit-Baltistan province the place his celebration is in energy is offering safety to him.
The cricketer-turned-politician was disqualified by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) in October final yr for not sharing particulars of the gross sales. The high electoral physique later filed a grievance with the district courtroom to punish him, underneath legal legal guidelines, for promoting the presents he had obtained as prime minister of the nation.
Khan was ousted from energy in April final yr after shedding a no-confidence vote, changing into the primary Pakistani prime minister to be voted out by the National Assembly.
Mar 19, 2023